NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Heartland Express (Nasdaq: HTLD) is tomorrow, September 21, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 2 cents per share. At a price of $14.35 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%.

The average volume for Heartland Express has been 869,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Heartland Express has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 10.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Heartland Express, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium-haul truckload carrier of general commodities in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3, below the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 18.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Heartland Express as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Heartland Express Ratings Report.

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